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The Wiccan Rede*

Bide the wiccan laws we must,
in perfect love and perfect trust.
Live and let live,
fairly take and fairly give.
Cast the circle thrice about,
to keep the evil spirits out.
To bind the spell everytime,
let the spell be spake in rhyme.
Soft of eye and light of touch,
speak little, listen much.
Deosil go by the waxing moon,
chanting out the witches rune.
Widdershins go by the waning moon,
chanting out the baneful rune.
When trhe lady's moon is new,
kiss the hand to her times two.
When the moon rides at her peak,
then your hearts desire seek.
Heed the north winds mighty gale,
lock the door and drop the sail.
When the wind blows from the south,
love will kiss thee on the mouth.
When the wind blows from the west,
departed souls will have no rest.
When the winds blow from the east,
expect the new and set the feast.
Nine woods in the culdron go,
burn them fast and burn them slow.
Elder be the lady's tree,
burn it not or cursed yo'll be.
When the wheel begins to turn,
let the beltane fires burn,
When the wheel has turned to yule,
light the log and the horned one rules.
Heed ye flower brush and tree,
by the lady, blessed be.
Where the rippling waters go,
Cast a stone, and truth you'll know.
When ye have a true need,
hearken not to others' greed.
With a fool no season spend,
let ye be counted as his friend.
Merry meet and merry part,
bright the cheeks, and warm the heart.
Mind the threefold law you should,
three timesbad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow,
wear the blue star on thy brow.
True in love ever be,
lest thy lovers' false to thee.
Eight words the wiccan rede fulfill,
and ye harm none, do what ye will.